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Senegal adopts $6.7 billion finance bill for 2018

The Senegalese government has adopted the Finance Bill for 2018 with a budget of 3,709.10 billion CFA francs ($6.7 billion), about 10.4% increase compared to 2017. According to the Council of Ministers, the 2018 budget is oriented towards the main social priorities and privileges expenditures that have direct and immediate impact on the daily life […]

Senegal: National revenue records a surplus of 560 billion CFA

Senegal’s economy has recorded a revenue surplus of over 560 billion CFA, data from the West African nation’s office of economic planning, policies and finance revealed. The economy may grow 6.8 percent this year, the most in sub-Saharan Africa after Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, according to the International Monetary Fund. Senegal is one of the […]

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Ex-Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade resigns as MP

The 91-year-old former president of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, whose Coalition was defeated by President Macky Sall’s Party in July legislative election, resigned from the National Assembly on Monday. Abdoulaye Wade, who won a seat in the July 30 legislative elections under the Senegalese Democratic Party and a coalition of parties, resigned ahead of the Parliament’s […]

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Senegal: New Cabinet Lineup Revealed

Senegalese Prime Minister, Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, on Thursday formed a new cabinet, 24 hours after his reappointment by President Macky Sall. Speculation has been rife for several weeks over new faces in the new government following Macky Sall’s consultations with political parties and civil society organizations. “The new government is marked by continuity,” Dionne […]

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Morocco, Senegal, others send relief aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone

About 5,000 persons displaced in the deadly mudslides and floods that hit Sierra Leone on August 14 will be given temporary shelter in 48 hours, Ismael Tarawallie, the head of the Office of National Security said on Tuesday. So far, 499 bodies have been unearthed. More than 600 people remain missing. Those who know the […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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Senegal: Opposition’s coalition to boycott future elections

Senegal’s 91-year-old former president and main opposition coalition leader Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday said the opposition would not participate in any future elections in the West African nation because the parliamentary polls were a “masquerade”. Incumbent president Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly 50 percent of the […]

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Senegal: voters prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary election

Hundreds of Senegalese voters were prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary elections on Sunday, after a tense campaign between rival coalitions, local media reports. About 6 million voters head to the polls on Sunday July 30 in Senegal parliamentary elections, however, some voters were prevented to vote due to delays in issuing identity cards. […]

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Senegal: Thousands welcome ex-President Wade

Thousands of people filled the streets of Dakar to welcome former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who returned to lead his party into legislative elections in the West African nation. The 91-year-old, accompanied by his wife Viviane, flew in Dakar from Paris, to run for parliament in July’s elections. He will top the list for the […]

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Senegal following Morocco’s solar energy development model

Emulating Morocco’s solar energy development model, Senegal has launched late June a third 30-megawatt solar power plant, placing therefore the country in pole position in West Africa in the field of renewable energies. Although Senegal’s strategy of small power plants lags behind Morocco’s mega projects, such as the Ouarzazate Noor I with 500 megawatts extensible […]

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